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lamesalogoLa Mesa RV Center announced the recent promotion of Bob Upton to the role of president for the corporation. Upton has held numerous roles within the company over the past 22 years, most recently serving as vice president of sales and service.

According to a press release, Upton will be directly responsible for all operations of the company including sales, service, advertising, facilities and identifying growth opportunities.

“I’m honored to be part of an incredible company that continues to grow and raise the bar for sales and service within the RV industry,” said Upton. “The Kimbrell family has given me an opportunity to be an influential part of their business plan for over two decades and I’m grateful to continue to be a part of this progressive organization.”

Upton hails from Monroe and Natchitoches, La., and is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe with a bachelor’s in music education as well a masters of music from Northwestern State University. In order to supplement his income while working towards a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona, he worked in sales for La Mesa RV in Tucson.

He has since been promoted into other capacities including general sales manager, vice president of sales, and vice president of sales and service.

Jim Kimbrell, founder and CEO of La Mesa RV, commented noted, “Bob is a person with some of the most solid management skills that I’ve known. He’s a great problem solver and I’ve come to rely on his insight and expertise during his career at La Mesa RV. I know he will continue to help us propel the company to even greater heights in the coming years.”

For more information visit www.lamesarv.com.